2018 Year of Innovation
Dear Kent State Community:
As we reflect on our accomplishments of the past year, we can see how far we have progressed toward realizing the goals established in our Strategic Roadmap to a Distinctive Kent State. This vision for our university, which puts students first in all that we do, has brought us success at every level and will continue to serve as our blueprint for an ever brighter future.
We are One University, made stronger by our dedication to diversity and our desire to better our society in all we do.
Together, we have reached many milestones: increasing national rankings, rising graduation rates, enhanced student engagement and groundbreaking research. Our students, faculty, staff and alumni – nearly 300,000 strong – distinguish Kent State every day by upholding our values and making a distinctive difference in their communities. Their accomplishments, achieved through a thirst for knowledge, a quest for discovery and a commitment to lifelong learning, make Kent State known across the globe. As we honor the legacy of our past and the many lessons it has taught us, we move forward knowing that the future for Kent State University will be forever brighter as a result of the commitment and dedication of this outstanding Kent State family.
With warm regards,
Beverly J. Warren
Beverly J. Warren
Former President, Kent State University
- Joey Murray, Baseball (Pitcher)
- Ian Holt, Men’s Golf
- Pimnipa Panthong, Women’s Golf
- Rachel Stypinski, Women’s Gymnastics
- Paige Culver, Women’s Soccer (Defensive)
- Holly Speers, Softball
- Riak Reese, Men’s Track (Indoor)
- Riak Reese, Men’s Track (Outdoor)
- Jeff Duncan, Baseball
- Herb Page, Men’s Golf
- Greg Robertson, Women’s Golf
- Brice Biggin, Women’s Gymnastics
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Kent State continues to make strides toward meeting the challenge of doubling research funding in six years with an additional 6.2 percent increase in research awards, bringing the university total to $17 million in Fiscal Year 2018.
representing an increase of more than 13 percent over the previous year.
Kent State is making strides in creating a more inclusive campus, and the university’s efforts are being recognized nationally.
and a total impact to the state of more than $3.8 BILLION.